About us Projects Living with A Long Term Health Condition Programme The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) programme is for anyone living in Derbyshire who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and proven beneficial for carers of someone living with a long term condition. The course is designed to help participants cope with their health condition and improve their quality of life. LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills and strategies to manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t. Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours. There is one session a week and refreshments are provided. Topics covered include: Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness Coping with depression or feeling low Relaxation techniques Physical activity Healthy eating Communicating with family, friends and health professionals Planning for the future Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences. Citizens Advice South Derbyshire and City have successfully delivered the service for the past two-year and a half years and we have recently been successful in recommissioning this service from Derbyshire County Council. We have published a report to show what we achieved over our first-two and a half years delivering the service, which can be accessed HERE. We have the following courses available: Start Dates Time Location Tuesday 26th March 19 12.30 – 15.00 Citizens Advice Office Banks Road Matlock Wednesday 17th April 19 13.00 – 15.30 Amber Trust Wellington Street Ripley (TBC) Wednesday 24th April 19 13.00 – 15.30 Salvation Army Hall New Street Long Eaton Tuesday 7th May 19 10.30 – 13.00 Buxton Library Bank Road Buxton Thursday 9th May 19 13.30 - 16.00 Tesco Community Room Clay Cross Tuesday 28th May19 10.30 – 13.00 Ilkeston Fire Station Derby Road Ilkeston Monday 3rd June 19 11.00 – 13.30 Eckington Library Eckington Thursday 6th June 19 12.30 – 15.00 Staveley Fire Station Staveley Tuesday 24th September 19 10.30 – 13.00 Alfreton Library Severn Square Alfreton Wednesday 25th September 19 10.30 – 13.00 Citizens Advice Office Church Gresley Swadlincote Friday 27th September 19 10.30 – 13.00 Bolsover Library Church Street Bolsover Thursday 10th October 19 13.30 - 16.00 Tesco Community Room Clay Cross Wednesday 23rd October 19 13.00 – 15.30 Dronfield Library Manor House High Street Dronfield Tuesday 5th November 19 10.30 – 13.00 Buxton Library Bank Road Buxton Thursday 7th November 19 13.30 - 16.00 Chesterfield Fire Station Spires Walk Chesterfield You can book a course by emailing [email protected] or telephoning 01283 210107 If you are an organisation or professional and would like to refer somebody that you are supporting please complete this form and either email to [email protected] or post to 114 Church Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9NR. We also offer the opportunity to become a Living with A Long Term Health Condition volunteer Tutor.